Posted: 12:46 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
The quarterback position (and the defense facing Johnny Manziel) was the main cause for concern late last week before Bret Bielema announced via Twitter that his starting quarterback against the Aggies would be Brandon Allen. Allen provided a spark to the offense, and kept Arkansas in the game moreso than I believe Derby would have. BA set several career-highs in the ball game despite the losing effort. I think it's safe to say fans left the game fairly encouraged about the offense.
There are a couple of ways to look at the loss on Saturday from the vantage point of each team. For A&M;, the win was a bit of a disappointing one, but a win nonetheless, and for Arkansas it was a bit of a Moral Victory if you're into that kind of thing (I'm normally not, but I'll make an exception for this one). A&M;'s SB Nation site Good Bull Hunting reviewed the Arkansas game from their viewpoint. Oh, and Otha Peters, Deshazor Everett had a wrap on his hand and still picked off Brandon Allen's pass, so don't give me that "I have a cast on my arm" stuff.
Arkansas native John Daly, who has been sober for the better part of four and a half years, was videoed outside of a pizza joint in Nashville, TN Sunday night doing John Daly-things. Daly, know for his colorful wardrobe at PGA golf tournaments, wowed the late night crowd with his pure golf skill in a parking lot. Watch this. It's pretty impressive. Oh, then Daly got into a Twitter war with Clay Travis and called him ugly. I can die happy now.
Texas A&M; and Arkansas combined for just over 1,000 yards of offense on Saturday night with defensive stands few and far between. After five weeks, Arkansas is averaging over 410 yards per game on offense. In the 2013 version of the SEC, that's only good for 10th best in the conference. No team is averaging less than 5.5 yards per play this season. All of your SEC stats can be found here. Some of the numbers are astronomical.